Demetris Taxitaris is a co-founder and Managing Director of Symmetria F.S. Ltd (‘Symmetria’), an independent Cyprus-based financial advisory, research and analysis firm. Demetris is a member of the Investment Committee of Symmetria setting investment strategy across and within a range of asset classes spanning equities, bonds, commodities, alternatives including real estate and cash. He is involved in the identification of investment opportunities and research and acts as an advisor to a number of investment, pension and insurance funds.
From 2001 until August 2013, he worked at Bank of Cyprus Group in Nicosia, being involved in the construction and management of the leading asset management and advisory unit in Cyprus with local and international clients, individuals and institutionals across all industries. During his term at Bank of Cyprus Group, he was responsible for a number of global and local multi-asset portfolios and a member of the Investment Committee of the Group. He resigned as Head, Asset Management. Prior to that, he worked at Deloitte in London where he qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant, becoming a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).
Demetris Taxitaris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). For a number of years, he is an instructor in courses for investment management and the European regulatory framework for investments, covering fields such as MiFID, UCITS, AIFMD, Market Abuse and Transparency. He served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Investment Funds of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), a member of the Corporate Reporting Standing Committee’s Consultative Working Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and a Chairman of the Stock Exchange and Capital Market Committee of ICPAC.
Demetris Taxitaris holds a BSc. Mathematics with Statistics from Imperial College (first class honours) and a MSc. Mathematical Trading and Finance from City University in London (distinction).